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The Hurricane Sisters Mobi Ç 320 pages Ä Dorothea benton frank Ä Hurricane season begins early and rumbles all summer long well into September Often people's lives reflect the weather and The Hurricane Sisters is just such a storyOnce again Dorothea Benton Frank takes us deep into the heart of her magical SAt oddsLuckily for Ashley her wonderful older brother Ivy is her fierce champion but he can only do so much from San Francisco where he resides with his partner And Mary Beth her dearest friend tries to have her back but even she can't talk headstrong Ashley out of a relationship with an ambitious politician who seems slightly too old for herActually Ashley and Mary Beth have yet to launch themselves into solvency Their prospects seem bleak So while they wait for the world to discover them and deliver them from a ramen based existence they placate themselves with a hare brained scheme to make money but one that threatens to land them in huge trouble with the authoritiesSo where is Clayton Liz's husband? He seems distracted than usual Ashley desperately needs her father's love and attention but what kind of a parent can he be to Ashley with one foot in Manhattan and the other one plan I'm really surprised that this is the first Dorothea Benton Frank book that I've read considering my penchant for beach settings and beach reads Needless to say I'll be adding DBF to my TBR ASAP Not only is The Hurricane Sisters set on a beach but also in the South which is another setting that I am drawn to in booksThe generational conflict in The Hurricane Sisters takes center stage for much of the novel Eighty year old grandmother Maisie appears to dominate the life of her daughter Liz and cater to her 23 year old granddaughter Ashley much to Liz's dismay Liz has high expectations for Ashley and Ashley's love of art and desire to be an artist are much below her parents' expectations Similarly Ashley's older brother Ivy has also not met his parents' expectations but he escaped South Carolina and his parents' judgment moving to San Francisco with his partner where they own a successful retail business Domestic violence is another important element in The Hurricane Sisters that emerges as the story and characters develop; however I don't want to reveal too many story details but Dorothea Benton Frank includes a touching author note at the end
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Ted in indiscretion? And Liz who's an expert in the field of troubled domestic life refuses to acknowledge Ashley's precarious situation Who's in charge of this family? The wake up call is about to arriveThe Lowcountry has endured its share of war and bloodshed like the rest of the South but this storm season we watch Maisie Liz Ashley and Mary Beth deal with challenges that demand they face the truth about themselves After a terrible confrontation they are forced to rise to forgiveness but can they establish a new order for the future of them all?Frank with her hallmark scintillating wit and crisp insight captures how a complex family of disparate characters and their close friends can overcome anything through the power of love and reconciliation This is the often hilarious sometimes sobering but always entertaining story of how these unforgettable women became The Hurricane Sisters Review also posted on imainlinefictionblogpsotcomReading a book by Dorothea Benton Frank is like sitting on your comfy couch wearing your jammies and sipping a glass of good wine It just feels good in the Hurricane Sisters we meet three generations of women all of whom are going through a crisis of one kind or another and who feels that they are the only one who is keeping it together Liz is dealing with her semi crazy mother a daughter who won't listen to her and seems to be slipping away and a marriage that is not uite right for reason's she isn't totally sure of Matriarch Maisie is living in sin with a younger man sixties compared to her eighty worried about her daughter and granddaughter all the while feeling put upon by their restrictions Lastly Ashley is living in her parent's beach house with her best friend and considering possibly illegal parties to make some money At the same time she has met the man who might be the one except for some niggling doubts about his true characterAs in all of DBF's books there is a rich back story that plays out in present time because of the effects the past has on every things that happens There is a strong theme of domestic violence that slithers under the entire story and comes out in a real shocker in the end for all three womenI loved this book and all of the twists and turns and glimpses of the everyday lives of a family of interesting folk And there is llama drama Great summer read that I couldn't put down until I got to the end
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The Hurricane SistersHurricane season begins early and rumbles all summer long well into September Often people's lives reflect the weather and The Hurricane Sisters is just such a storyOnce again Dorothea Benton Frank takes us deep into the heart of her magical South Carolina Lowcountry on a tumultuous journey filled with longings disappointments and finally a road toward happiness that is hard earned There we meet three generations of women buried in secrets The determined matriarch Maisie Pringle at eighty is a force to be reckoned with because she will have the final word on everything especially when she's dead wrong Her daughter Liz is caught up in the classic maelstrom of being middle age and in an emotionally demanding career that will eventually open all their eyes to a terrible truth And Liz's beautiful twenty something daughter Ashley whose dreamy ambitions of her unlikely future keeps them all I have enjoyed Frank's early releases in the Lowcountry titles but for me the recent ones lack Frank's ability to depict the South Carolina coast or develop her characters For my tastes this read like a soap opera I am hoping to see a title from Frank similar to her earlier ones Perhaps next year?